PresentationTraceSources Class

Definition

Provides debug tracing support that is specifically targeted for Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications.

public ref class PresentationTraceSources abstract sealed
public static class PresentationTraceSources
type PresentationTraceSources = class
Public Class PresentationTraceSources
Inheritance
PresentationTraceSources

Examples

The following sample configuration file enables tracing of animations, writing the output to a text file called "debug.txt".

<configuration>  
  <system.diagnostics>  
    <sources>  
      <source name="System.Windows.Media.Animation"  
switchName="SourceSwitch" >  
        <listeners>  
          <add name="textListener" />  
        </listeners>  
      </source>  
    </sources>  
    <switches>  
      <add name="SourceSwitch" value="All" />  
    </switches>  
    <sharedListeners>  
      <add name="textListener"  
           type="System.Diagnostics.TextWriterTraceListener"  
           initializeData="Debug.txt" />  
    </sharedListeners>  
    <trace autoflush="true" indentsize="4"></trace>  
  </system.diagnostics>  
</configuration>  

Remarks

Debug tracing is only available when a WPF application is running in full trust mode.

In order to enable tracing, you first must set a registry key, then you must configure trace sources.

  • To create the registry key, set a "ManagedTracing" reg_dword value to 1 under "HKeyCurrentUser\Software\Microsoft\Tracing\WPF".

  • To configure trace sources, create an application config file. This file has a .config extension, for example, XamlPad.exe.config.

Achieving optimal application performance requires forethought in application design and an understanding of best practices for Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) application development. For more information, see Optimizing WPF Application Performance.

Fields

TraceLevelProperty

Identifies the PresentationTraceSources.TraceLevel attached property.

Properties

AnimationSource

Gets an animation trace source.

DataBindingSource

Gets a data-binding trace source.

DependencyPropertySource

Gets a dependency property trace source.

DocumentsSource

Gets a document trace source.

FreezableSource

Gets a Freezable trace source.

HwndHostSource

Gets an hwnd host trace source.

MarkupSource

Gets a markup trace source.

NameScopeSource

Gets a name scope trace source.

ResourceDictionarySource

Gets a resource dictionary trace source.

RoutedEventSource

Gets a routed event trace source.

ShellSource

Gets a shell trace source.

Methods

GetTraceLevel(Object)

Gets the value of the PresentationTraceSources.TraceLevel attached property for a specified element.

Refresh()

Refreshes trace sources, by forcing the app.config file to be re-read.

SetTraceLevel(Object, PresentationTraceLevel)

Sets the value of the PresentationTraceSources.TraceLevel attached property to a specified element.

Applies to

See also